Perils for Pedestrians

TV talk about people who walk

Perils for Pedestrians Episode 77

Topics in Episode 77:

  • Building sidewalks near schools would save money on hazard busing in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin.

  • Painted lines form a poor substitute for sidewalks near schools in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin.
  • Safe Routes Minnesota works to create a safe environment for children walking to school.

  • The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals helps its members develop the skills to create walkable places.

  • Sidewalks and roundabouts were included in a road project in DePere, Wisconsin.

  • Researchers at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo study how roundabouts can create problems for blind pedestrians.

Photo - Painted lines in the street instead of sidewalks.

Painted lines form a poor substitute for sidewalks near schools in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin. Controversy over sidewalk construction led the city to paint lines on the street instead. The lines fail to provide the lateral separation from traffic that is essential for pedestrian safety and comfort. Cars parked on the street make the lines even more worthless.